David PoletoDavid Poleto

Partner & Managing Director

David Poleto is currently Managing Director of Park Strategies, LLC. Mr. Poleto joined Park Strategies, LLC in January of 2003 after serving four years in the administration of Governor George E. Pataki.

Prior to joining Park Strategies, LLC, Mr. Poleto was the Director of Special Groups and Coalitions for the 2002 Friends of Pataki Campaign Committee. As Director, he was responsible for securing and integrating union and ethnic coalition endorsements into the campaign.

On December 27, 2000 Governor Pataki appointed Mr. Poleto as his Director of Regulatory Reform. The director is responsible for assisting Governor Pataki's efforts to promote new private sector job creation by streamlining comprehensive business permitting and licensing assistance. GORR also provides comprehensive business permitting and licensing assistance to companies wishing to grow or expand in New York State.

Mr. Poleto began his career in government with New York State Senate Majority Leader Warren Anderson. He subsequently served as Capital Region Coordinator/Director of Casework for United States Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato, managing the Senator's Albany district office, an office with jurisdiction over 21 upstate counties. He went on to serve as Senator D'Amato's Director of State Operations. In that capacity he oversaw the activities of the Senator's district offices in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. His activities included broad-based community liaison, interaction with the State Legislature; and providing assistance to individuals, community, civic and business groups that interfaced with the federal government.

In January 1999, Mr. Poleto was appointed as Governor Pataki's Director of Regional Affairs, supervising the Governor's Regional Representative Offices throughout New York State. In September 1999 Governor Pataki appointed Mr. Poleto as his Director of Scheduling. In that capacity, Mr. Poleto organized the Governor's schedule by coordinating the activities of the Governor and senior staff. He formulated scheduling strategies, directed the flow of requests for Governor Pataki's participation in public and private events, and supervised the advance team.

Mr. Poleto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the State University of New York at Oswego. He currently serves on the SUNY Oswego College Council.

Mr. Poleto is married with two children and resides in Latham, New York.

Hon. Alfonse M. D'Amato
Founder & Managing Director

Armand P. D'Amato
Partner & Managing Director

Christopher P. D'Amato
Executive Vice President, Partner & General Counsel

Gregory V. Serio
Partner & Managing Director

David Poleto
Partner & Managing Director

Fred Hiffa
Managing Director

Jeff Lovell
Managing Director

James McCulley
Managing Director

William McGahay
Managing Director

Ryan C. Moses
Managing Director

Joe Rossi
Managing Director

Peter J. Molinaro
Vice President

Sean King
Senior Vice President

Megan Osika
Vice President

Karen R. Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Special Advisor

Joanna Russo
Comptroller & Chief Administrative Officer


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